#7 Men's Soccer Hits the Road to Take on Principia and Rhodes This Week
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The No. 7 Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team will put its 2-0 record on the line when it hits the road this week for away contests at Principia College on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., and Rhodes College on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. (ET).
WASHINGTON U. - WEBSTER RECAP
Washington University score a pair of first-half goals on its way to a 2-1 victory over Webster University in the 2011 season opener on Thursday, Sept. 1, in St. Louis, Mo. Senior Cody Costakis netted the Bears’ first goal of the season and senior Patrick McLean tallied a score of his own to lead the Washington U. offense. The Bears held a 16-9 advantage over the Gorloks in shots and attempted a season-high 13 corner kicks.
WASHINGTON U. - CENTRAL RECAP
Washington U. picked up its first come-from-behind victory of the season with a 2-1 win over Central College (Iowa) in its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Bears found themselves trailing 1-0 when Central scored in the 12th minute, but the Red and Green drew even thanks to a 25-yard strike from senior Cody Costakis, his second goal of the season. Senior Dylan Roman provided the game-winning score, flicking in a cross from junior Brian Wright in the 73rd minute. The Bears had 14 shots on goal in the win.
TAKING A LOOK AT PRINCIPIA AND RHODES
• Principia College is off to an 0-2 start in 2011, falling 3-0 to Illinois Wesleyan University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology during the first week of the season. Washington U. leads the all-time series 34-6-1, and the Bears beat Principia 4-1 last year in St. Louis.
• Rhodes College split a pair of games at the Greg Volgas Memorial Tournament last weekend in Memphis, Tenn. The Lynx lost to Maryville College, 7-1, but defeated the University of the Ozarks, 3-2. WUSTL leads the all-time series with Rhodes, 10-7-4, and defeated Rhodes 2-0 last season at home.
CODY COSTAKIS NAMED UAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Senior Cody Costakis picked up University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors after helping the Bears pick up a pair of wins to start the season. Costakis scored in the Bears’ 2-1 win over Webster University in the season-opener on Sept. 1, and again as the Red and Green beat Central College, 2-1, in their home opener on Sept. 3. He has now scored seven career goals for 23 points in his three seasons on the Danforth Campus.
WASHINGTON U. JUMPS TO NO. 7 IN NSCAA TOP-25 POLL
Washington University opened the 2011 season ranked No. 19 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Preseason Top-25 Poll, but after the first week of action the Bears jumped up to No. 7 in the country. Emory University dropped out of the Top-25 following a pair of losses, but UAA members University of Rochester (No. 18) and Carnegie Mellon University (No. 23) entered the poll for the first time this year.
DYLAN ROMAN NETS SECOND-CAREER GOAL, SECOND CAREER GAME-WINNER
Senior forward Dylan Roman scored the game-winning goal in Washington University’s 2-1 victory over Central College on Sept. 3. It was the second goal of Roman’s career and the second time he put in the game-winning strike. His first-career goal, also a game-winner, came in a 1-0 win at Case Western Reserve University last season.
BEARS AGGRESSIVE ON OFFENSE
Washington University attempted a season-high 13 corner kicks in its 2-1 win at Webster University on Sept. 1. The 13 corner kicks also tied the squad’s single-game season high from last season, which came in a 1-0 win at Case Western Reserve University. The Bears have not attempted more than 13 corner kicks in a game since they had 14 in a 0-0 tie with Westminster College on Sept. 10, 2005.